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Social media in adult learning

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Dear EPALE colleagues,

Our thematic focus for February was on the role of social media in adult learning. During this time, EPALE’s national teams and the community published a number of inspiring case studies, articles, reports and other resources.

View a summary of our February focus, prepared by Thematic Coordinator Andrew McCoshan. (EN)

As part of our March focus on equity in adult learning, we want to invite you to join our online written discussion on how to ensure optimal inclusion in adult learning on the provision and policy levels. The discussion will be in English and will take place on this page on 22 March 2018. It will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinator Simon Broek.


Listen to our latest podcast where EPALE’s thematic coordinators discuss the challenges and potential solutions for making adult education more inclusive.


Blog posts

Social media fosters a feeling of community (EN, ET, FI, HR, LV, PL, SL)

EAEA Project Manager Francesca Operti shared an inspiring story of how social media helped a group of adult learners preserve their motivation and learn from one another.

A good moment to shout about adult education? (EN, HR, RO)

Guest author Josep Miquel Arroyo reflected on the importance of social media and community platforms for adult learning practitioners.

Where are the social media apps for adult learners? (EN, HR)

Friederike Fankhänel, museum educator from the Hamburg Museum of Arts and Crafts, shared her thoughts about the role of cultural heritage in lifelong learning.

It’s not about the apps: social media in 2018 (video interview) (EN)

What skills do ordinary users need to navigate and communicate effectively in the changing social media environment? EPALE asked communication consultant Larissa for insights.

Social media in adult learning: benefits and uses (EN)

EPALE Thematic Coordinator Andrew McCoshan surveyd the social media landscape to provide some practical tips to adult learning practitioners.


News from around Europe

A lot happened in February in the adult learning sector across Europe:


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